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Ham Radio: Rockford area amateur radio operators to demonstrate emergency communications at the Roscoe VFW


Rockford area amateur radio operators to demonstrate
emergency communications at the Roscoe VFW
Public Demonstration of Emergency Communications

June 25 th – 26 th , 2022

Rockford area ham radio operators from the Rockford Amateur Radio
Association will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators, who will be
showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend. Over the past year, the
news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical
communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America
including wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes, and other life threatening events
On the weekend of June 25 th – 26 th , the public will have a chance to meet and
talk with ham radio operators from the Rockford Amateur Radio Association and
see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. This event is being
held at the Roscoe VFW, 11385 2nd Street, Roscoe, IL., from 1:00pm on Saturday
thru 1:00pm on Sunday.

Showing the newest digital capabilities, and voice communications, the
Rockford ham operators will be holding a public demonstrations of emergency
communications abilities. This annual event, called Field Day ; is the climax of
the week long  Amateur Radio Week ; sponsored by the ARRL, the national
association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power, the ham operators
will construct emergency stations and antennas.

The communications that ham
radio people can quickly create have saved many lives when other systems failed
or were overloaded. During Hurricane Katrina, Amateur Radio – often called
“Ham Radio” – was often the ONLY way people could communicate, and
hundreds of volunteer “hams” traveled south to save lives and property. When
trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers
with critical information and communications.

The public is welcomed to attend and learn why ham radio is used for
emergency communications.


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